According to numbers announced by the Mamata Banerjee government, 104 people in total have been infected with COVID-19, five people have died and 19 people have recovered.
Union health ministry data, however, put the total number of positive cases at 116, saying 16 people had been discharged and five had died.
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PTI reported chief minister Mamata Banerjee as saying on Thursday, “Today, three persons were released, but 12 fresh cases were reported. The total number of active cases now stands at 80 in Bengal.”
According to the report, of the 12 new cases are one is a health worker and one is a medical superintendent-cum-vice principal (MSVP) of a state-run hospital in Howrah.
Anandabazar.com reported that the MVSP had been present in several meetings with members of the district administration and members of the coronavirus tast force. Apart from that the MVSP was also in contact with colleagues such as nurses, doctors and other health workers, posing a problem for the administration.
Banerjee was quoted by the report as saying, “Many people have to be put on quarantine because of which we have to send a new team to the hospital.”
The chief minister requested people in the area not to go to the Howrah district hospital for now and instead go to the ESI Hospital in Uluberia and the Sanjiban Hospital and College.
So far family members of the MSVP and the health...